We are dealing with some post hurricane stress. We had all this adrenaline pumping for the storm, but now that life is getting back to normal. We're exhausted and left to clean up. Phil and I had a few heart to hearts this week, which was really good. We had a date night at home, making pizza together and finishing watching Narcos. We also got a last minute date night out on Friday. We signed up to do a marriage seminar at the church where Abby goes to school. The kick off was a date night; drop your kids for a pizza party and go have a date! We played a few holes of golf and then had dinner at TCC. It was awesome! The girls had lots of dance this week. Ellie had golf with the big kids. We had some fun play dates. Monday was the beach, walking in the forest, pick a park Friday. My mom watched Voss for me so I could go to the Young Lives luncheon. I bought a new washer and dryer, but it won't be here until next week. I've been doing laundry at my parent's house. I pressure washed the garage and the drive way and cleaned off/dried out all the toys from the garage. Pretty nasty stuff! We had the flood insurance guys come to inspect. We also had a contractor come to assess. Walls need to be torn out, crawl space cleaned out, possibly new ACs and water heater. I bought a new jogging stroller from Craigslist. Abby got to go to Poppy's bowling Birthday party. The older girls and Voss and I went to Joanne's for a Girl Scout event making sit-upons. Voss got loose and ran around the store and I lost him. The Joannes staff was awesome about radioing around the store and helping me find him. He has really become a handful lately! Pushing, bad attitude and obsessed with trains! He is super excited about our new skeleton Halloween lights. Yes, we already put up our decorations- we needed a happy! My youngest siblings came in town to help celebrate dad's 70th Birthday (tomorrow)! Kate & Steve flew in late Friday. Erik flew in late last night. We went to Alex's soccer game then to Suzanne's house for lunch. I spent the afternoon baking. The meringue was an epic fail! I spent 4 hours on that sucker! Turns out you can whip the egg whites by hand, you have to use an electric mixer! The girls made a huge mess making chocolate covered bananas. They ended up melting today, the kids ate them but it was groose. At wine club last night, Kerri offered to come over today to help me fix the meringue. She saved the pie and my day! Wine club was fun, lots of good conversations! Erik ended up meeting us out at Mellow for the after party. Turned into a 3am-er. A bit painful today, but totally worth it! I was good to catch up with Erik! Today we did mass, then TCC, then Kerri made meringue. Phil played tennis. Then we all went over for Papa's 70th Birthday party. I made mojo pork in crock pots, Suzanne did beans & rice. It was a nice family party. We even concluded with a family rosary. It was really nice!